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Sometimes It’s Better to Say Nothing When You’re Right

Sometimes It's Better to Say Nothing When You're Right

Being right is a tricky thing. Did you know that being right does not always mean you have to communicate what you know to be true? How good are you at discerning when to speak and not to speak as you consider the person who… Continue Reading …

If Your Friend Is Not Changing, Will You Consider This?

If you know someone who is not changing, do not despair. There is a way to think about them and the dynamics of change. In this article, I’m going to break down one of the essential elements in the change process. I hope that the… Continue Reading …

The Number One Sign Of Authentic Christianity

Authentic Christianity is always on the mind of any discipler because it is crucial to discern such things with those who receive your care. As much as you can subjectively understand, the actual spiritual condition of a person is essential to know. And in this… Continue Reading …

Ep. 226 Do You Want to Break Free From Bad Habits?

Ep. 226 Do You Want to Break Free From Bad Habits?

Shows Main Idea – All of us have bad habits. Some of them are worse than others from a consequential perspective. Some or sinful and others are not. Getting into them is the part that we do quickly, but escaping our captivation is another matter. If… Continue Reading …

The Negative Effect of Fundamentalism On the Soul

The Negative Effect of Fundamentalism On the Soul

Fundamentalism is one slice of Christian evangelicalism. In addition to the fundamentals of the faith, fundamentalists typically hold to strict sub-biblical, ascetic practices. Though they love Jesus and are passionate about following Him, many of them embrace legalistic preferences. The negative effect of this kind… Continue Reading …

The Wisdom of Revealing and Concealing the Truth

The Wisdom of Revealing and Concealing the Truth

Telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth is a good goal, but it is not always wise to reveal everything that you know within any relationship. There is a time to be quiet and a time to speak, and you must know the… Continue Reading …

Breaking Down My Heart When It’s Breaking Bad

How would people know you if you had no filter on your inner person? How would folks experience the authentic you? We live in a duality: our authentic self and the person we present to the public. Closing the gap between the two happens when… Continue Reading …

Ep. 189 Helping Someone Break Free from Fear

Shows Main Idea – Fear is a typical “fallen problem” for all of us. Born in Adam, we come into the world crippled by shame, guilt, and fear. Without the restorative help and power of the gospel, our Adam fallenness will metastasize until hopelessness takes… Continue Reading …

A Common Marriage Problem: I Don’t Like You

How you think about a person, good or bad, will be evident to that person if you are close to them. You may be able to hide your authentic attitudes from those who are not your most intimate acquaintances, but for those you love and… Continue Reading …

The Confession of an Imposter

There is a gap between who we are and who Jesus is calling us to be. You’re working to close that gap, or it’s widening. It never stays the same. The issue is not so much about the “imposter” that is in you, but what… Continue Reading …